White House may consider funding for police in schools after Newtown

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    Jan 11, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-considers-funding-for-police-in-schools-after-newtown/2013/01/10/e0044e58-5b3f-11e2-9fa9-5fbdc9530eb9_story.html

    I only hope that since the Obama administration has decided to give in to this idea, that it will be rejected by the Republicans as a spendthrift one, just as they would reject any consideration of universal background checks once he mentioned it.
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    Bill Clinton pledged funding for police officers in the schools following the Columbine shootings. This is similar to what was proposed by the NRA this month and was ridiculed by the pundits.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/16/news/mn-20323

    From the Los Angeles Times, April 2000.


    Clinton Pledges Funds to Add Police to Schools

    Violence: President also earmarks money for child-counseling programs. GOP critics say youth problems should be addressed at home.

    April 16, 2000|LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON | ASSOCIATED PRESS


    WASHINGTON — Marking the first anniversary of the shooting deaths at Columbine High School, President Clinton announced $120 million in new federal grants Saturday to place more police officers in schools and help even the youngest kids cope with their problems.

    "In our national struggle against youth violence we must not fail our children; our future depends on it," the president said in his weekly radio address.
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    Jan 11, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    rkyjockdn saidBill Clinton pledged funding for police officers in the schools following the Columbine shootings. This is similar to what was proposed by the NRA this month and was ridiculed by the pundits.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2000/apr/16/news/mn-20323

    From the Los Angeles Times, April 2000.


    Clinton Pledges Funds to Add Police to Schools

    Violence: President also earmarks money for child-counseling programs. GOP critics say youth problems should be addressed at home.

    April 16, 2000|LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON | ASSOCIATED PRESS


    WASHINGTON — Marking the first anniversary of the shooting deaths at Columbine High School, President Clinton announced $120 million in new federal grants Saturday to place more police officers in schools and help even the youngest kids cope with their problems.

    "In our national struggle against youth violence we must not fail our children; our future depends on it," the president said in his weekly radio address.


    Clinton's program was more a social intervention...and the Republicans critiqued it as such. Obama is giving into the idea of police officers as armed guards for high schools.